The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing Special Series
Promoting Excellence in Symptom Management
This series is intended to promote evidence based practice in symptom management. These articles are shorter than standard original manuscripts and are case based. The articles should include presentation of a case study illustrating a symptom management challenge, recommended assessment of that symptom and suggested symptom management based on available evidence. The paper should summarize key implications for palliative nursing. Papers may address physical or psychological symptoms and authors are encouraged to address a broad range of symptoms common in palliative care. Manuscripts should be 10-12 pages in length with approximately 15-20 references. Tables and figures (included in the 12 page limit) summarizing key elements of symptom assessment and management are encouraged. Papers submitted to JHPN for the Promoting Excellence in Symptom Management Series will go through the standard peer review process of the journal and will follow the format of the journal described in the Instructions for Authors which appears in each issue of the journal and on our website.
For any questions regarding submission of manuscripts or to be included in these series please contact Betty Ferrell, Editor in Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing is the official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. In 2011, HPNA celebrated its 25th Anniversary and the organization includes more than 11,000 members. The journal serves as a voice for nurses providing care to seriously ill and dying patients addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients and families. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing welcomes submissions of clinical or research papers to advance our field.